By Milton J. and Pamela K. Orgeron
By one definition, to honk means “to make a loud noise using a horn, especially the horn of a car.” Why do we honk a car horn? There are various reasons, including to get the attention of or to alert other drivers of trouble ahead. In today’s self-centered society, one politically correct action is to as they say, “toot your own horn.” What does this expression mean? According to Urban Dictionary , when a person toots his or her horn he or she is bragging about or pointing out positive attributes about him or herself. This is contrary to the Scriptures. Christians’ desires and purposes on earth should be to honk God’s horn–too give God the honor and credit for any good that exists within us.
Similar to our honking a car horn to warn others of danger, we should be honking God’s horn to warn the lost world of eternal damnation that results for those persons who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. How does one honk God’s horn? Ways to honk God’s horn may include sharing Scripture or sharing a word of testimony of what God has done in one’s life.
How does Scripture say we should honk God’s horn and boast about God? Two of many passages are below: